Frequently Asked Questions
The HSCE application that is completely electronic. You can get to the application here. You will need to sign-in to the application using your SMC Username.
It is easier to get signatures with the new online High School Concurrent Enrollment application through Dynamic Forms.
Students are asked to provide parent’s, counselor’s, and principal’s (for summer semester only) email addresses. Be sure to double check the email addresses to make sure they’re correct. When the student submits their application online, an email with a link to the student’s application is sent to each email address listed. Each individual will have to sign-in to the application for their approval and electronic signature. If the parent, counselor, or principal do not have sign-in credentials, instructions will be provided on the email on how to create a new account.
The emails are sent out in the following order: parent → counselor → principal (for summer semester only). The counselor will not receive their email until the parent has submitted their portion, and the principal will not receive their email until the counselor has submitted their portion.
Once all signatures have been applied, the application is ready for SMC staff to process and prescribe the classes.
Be sure to check your spam folder as the email tends to get labeled as spam.
If the email address provided on the application is incorrect, then contact firstname.lastname@example.org to have the email address updated.
There is a section on the application that asks who will be uploading the transcript. If the student has an up-to-date transcript, then they can choose the “I have the transcript” option and upload it on their own.
If the student doesn’t have an up-to-date transcript, and attend a school other than SAMO High, they should contact their school to get a transcript. SAMO students can choose the “I attend one of the schools above” to have the counselor upload the transcript during their approval portion.
Students must have completed 8th grade by the time the summer session starts and be at least 13 years of age. (Proof of successful completion of the 8th grade must be submitted to the Admissions office by the end of week 1 in the summer session or the student will be dropped.) Students who have completed 12th grade are NOT eligible to enroll in this special program. However, they can enroll as traditional college students at SMC and we encourage them to do so.
We encourage families to get the High School Concurrent application process completed by this deadline to make sure that folks have their "ducks in a row" for the May 11th enrollment date. SMC guarantees processing your completed application in time for your May 11 enrollment date. IF YOU HAVE MISSED THE APRIL 27 DEADLINE, you can still apply. You have not missed your opportunity but may not be able to enroll on May 11th.
Once your application has been turned in and approved, you will receive information about how to self-enroll for the summer. You will have access to self-enroll on May 11 at 7 a.m. through the SMC Corsair Connect student portal. You will need your student ID number and password to complete the enrollment process. Have a variety of courses in mind (4-5), just in case your top choice isn't available when you log in to enroll.
That's okay. You can enroll anytime after that date/time. That will be the earliest that you will have access to the enrollment system and we want you to have the best selection of class offerings possible.
Please fill in the class options you're hoping to take. We cannot accept the form with that section left blank. Be as inclusive as possible
because you can only enroll in a class listed on your application that has been pre-approved
by your counselor. Also, some classes may close before you enroll so it is best that
you have "back-ups" ready.
*Please make sure you write the actual course and number, not something generic like Spanish--instead type Spanish 1, History 11.
The summer 6-week session begins June 21 and ends July 30. You are enrolling in a 6-week program and should plan on attending all sessions during the summer session.
Because of COVID-19, all course offerings will happen remotely. Students will take their classes from the comfort of their own home.
View the class options and course descriptions on the Summer 2021 Schedule of Classes. The schedule will be posted at www.SMC.edu/classes on March 29. When your application is approved, you will be authorized to self enroll into open courses on May 11 at 7 a.m.
Speak to your academic counselor at school and come up with a plan that works best with your interests. Have a variety of courses in mind (4-5), just in case your top choice isn't available when you log in to enroll. These courses need to also be listed on your Concurrent Enrollment Form as well.
Your enrollment date will be May 11 at 7 a.m. (or anytime after that date.) Details on how to enroll will be provided to you before that date. Be sure to submit
your application and have it authorized in the Admissions Office by April 27.
Tuition is FREE for all California resident students attending high school in California; a savings of $138 to $276 for a typical High School Concurrent Enrollment program participant. However, there is a mandatory health fee of $18 that is required. More details about fees for high school students.
All students must pay this fee to support the health services provided on campus. Exemptions are made for students who can provide documentation from a religious organization/authority stating clearly that they rely "exclusively on the power of prayer for healing." Student's requesting to be exempt from the Health Fees must fill out the Special consideration petition (Student info & Reason fields only).
$19 student health fee (Mandatory fee- See above for more information)
$19.50 Associated Student Body Fee (Optional fee, but this is so you will have access to the campus computer labs and can ride the Big Blue Bus Any line Any time.)
$13 ID Card fee (Optional fee, but this is so you can show your current AS sticker and gain access to the on-campus labs and services.)
$2 Student Representation fee (Optional fee, but this provides support for student government representatives who may be presenting positions and viewpoints to representatives, offices, and agencies of local, district, and state governments.)
Visit the Apply page to see how to apply.
This program is very similar in that you will be taking college classes and getting college credit as a high school student. You will also be given extra counseling support this summer through our Outreach office.
You can take up to two courses. These are intensive time commitments so we encourage you to balance what you hope to achieve this summer so you're more likely to be successful and have a fun summer!
Refer to the Course Catalog and the descriptions provided there. You're also welcome to contact the Outreach counselor assigned to this program.
Discuss with your high school counselor to look at options for getting high school credit.
No, this is a college campus experience and your students will be responsible for getting to their classes and handling their affairs as a student. Staff will be available for the first few days to answer any questions and help students find where they need to go.
Communicate directly with the faculty member about attendance questions/issues. Review the class syllabus for potential consequences for missing class. Please know that this is a college experience- so missing classes will make keeping up with the material difficult.
You won't need one since classes will be remote. However, students may purchase a parking permit through Corsair Connect (the student enrollment portal) after being enrolled into the class. Students are encouraged to use the Metro Expo Line and the Big Blue Bus (bus sticker available for $19.50). For more information, visit Parking Information.
Maybe. If your class has an English or math prerequisite, you will need to complete the placement process by going to your Corsair Connect portal. Once logged in, click on the "Placement" tab and follow directions. If you enroll in courses that do not have an English or math prerequisite, you can enroll in your classes. Some classes do have specific course prerequisites, usually this means you first have to complete and pass another class. If a class you write on the HSCE application has a prerequisite, we will check our records. If you have completed it, we will approve your application. Otherwise, we will let you know you have not been approved for that specific course.